Attorney General Doug Peterson concluded that federal drug law still preempts state legalization proposals. But State Sen. Anna Wishart, who introduced LB 110 and is co-chair of the medical marijuana petition drive, said Peterson's opinion was based on a flawed interpretation of a Supreme Court ruling. 

Rep. Don Bacon said he wrestled with what he views as serious flaws in the measure, but ultimately felt he had to support the Dreamers and temporary protected status recipients. “They’re in no man’s land, and we should provide them some security,” he said. He also said Democrats are fooling themselves if they think the legislation will go anywhere in the Senate absent enhanced border security and bipartisan compromises.